Renovating a kitchen takes three things: time, effort, and monetary investment. Planning each phase of the project before you begin will ensure that none of these are wasted. There are a few common mistakes many homeowners make when renovating their kitchen, that’s why Joseph Kitchen and Bath has listed out the top six mistakes here so that you can avoid them during your next project.
Losing Sight of Your Workflow
Many homeowners focus on the overall look of the kitchen without paying attention to how work will flow in the room. Consider the areas in your kitchen that see the most traffic such as your stove, sink, and appliances. Make a point to plan around these areas to ensure that your layout is as efficient as possible.
Forgetting It’s an Upgrade
Renovating your kitchen is a big investment. This cost can increase the appeal of your home, boost its value, and offer benefits for years to come. It’s important to look at your kitchen renovation as an upgrade to get the maximum benefit from the space. Think about these questions when plotting your design;
- Will I cook daily?
- Is the kitchen a gathering place for my family?
- Can the space do with more storage?
- How much space do I need for appliances?
Losing Track of the Big Picture
When planning your renovation, it’s important to coordinate each aspect to create a cohesive kitchen. Understanding your workflow is as important as choosing styles and colors that will work together. Make a point of picking materials that will complement each area as well as match the rest of the kitchen and home.
Picking Appliances after the Work
Appliances are often where the bulk of a kitchen renovation budget will be spent. Many homeowners will save those purchased for the end, but they should always be made first. Buying them first ensures that you will have ample space planned out for their placement. It will also make choosing complementary materials for other areas of the kitchen much easier.
Not Utilizing Your Space
Poor planning often leaves a lot of wasted space in the kitchen. There are many ways to use every inch of the space you have available for storage, counters, and more. Think outside of the box when planning your renovations to get the most out of often unused areas.
Forgetting to Think in 3-D
It is easy to plan a renovation on paper, but visualizing how the space will look when it is complete is also essential. Think about the aesthetic appeal, organization, and functionality when creating a new design for your home kitchen.
How We Can Make Your Kitchen Remodeling Project Come to Life
Joseph Kitchen and Bath offers a wide variety of Toronto kitchen renovation services as well as home remodeling services. We can help you upgrade your kitchen to make it more efficient or work with you to add value before listing your home for sale. Our skilled construction specialist is happy to work with you to make your kitchen renovation dreams a reality. Give us a call today at (905) 707-7756 to get an estimate for your next project.